Edward Dwyer, MD

Expertise in: 
Gout, Myositis, Vasculitis
Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Accepting New Patients
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Gout, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Spondylosis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC


Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:


CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare (NY)


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Medical College of Ohio
  • Internship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Joint Diseases

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor


Research Interests

  • Gout
  • Limited Scleroderma
  • Localized Scleroderma
  • Muscle Inflammation (Myositis)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Phlebitis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Vasculitis

Selected Publications

Original, Peer Reviewed Articles
  • S. Lee, A. Nunez-Roldan, E. Dwyer, L. Pompeo, R. Winchester, Definition of DRw10 by restriction fragment length polymorphism. Tissue Antigens, 33:466-474, 1989.
  • Steere, E. Dwyer, R. Winchester, Association of chronic Lyme arthritis with increased frequencies of DR4 and DR2, New England Journal of Medicine, 323:219-223, 1990.
  • E. Dwyer, S. Itescu S., and R. Winchester, Characterization of the primary structure of T-cell receptor ß chains in cells infiltrating the salivary gland in the sicca syndrome of HIV-1 infection: evidence of antigen-driven clonal selection suggested by restricted combinations of VßJß gene segment usage and shared somatically encoded amino acid residues, J Clin Invest, 92:495-502, 1993.
  • S. Itescu, S. Rose, E. Dwyer, and R. Winchester, Certain HLA DR5 and DR6 MHC class II alleles are associated with a CD8 lymphocytic host response to HIV-1 characterized by low viral strain heterogeneity and slow disease progression, Proc Natl Acad Sci, 91:11472-11477, 1994.
  • CR. Ritchlin, E. Dwyer, R. Bucala, and R. Winchester, Sustained and distinctive patterns of gene activation in synovial fibroblasts and whole synovial tissue obtained from inflammatory synovitis, Scand J of Immunol, 40(3):292-298, 1994.
  • S. Itescu, S. Rose, E. Dwyer, and R. Winchester, Grouping HLA-B locus serologic specificities according to shared structural motifs suggests different peptideanchoring pockets may influence the outcome of HIV-1 infection, Human Immunol, 42(1):81-89, 1995.
  • E. Dwyer, Disease-specific structural motifs of αß T-cell receptors of infiltrating Tcells in sicca syndrome, Annals New York Acad of Sci, 756:357-369, 1995.
  • SM. Kawut, L. Shah, JS. Wilt, E. Dwyer, PA. Maani, TM. Daly, MK. O'Shea, JR. Sonett, SM. Arcasoy. Risk factors and outcomes of hypogammaglobulinemia after lung transplantation. Transplantation. 79(12):1723-1726, 2005 Jun 27.
  • NH. Yip, DJ. Lederer, SM. Kawut, JS. Wilt, F. D'Ovidio, Y. Wang, E. Dwyer, JR. Sonett, SM. Arcasoy, Immunoglobulin G levels before and after lung transplantation. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. 173(8): 917-921, 2006 April 15.
  • Almuti, J. Haythe, E. Dwyer, S. Itescu, E. Burke, P. Green, C. Marboe, D. Mancini, The Changing Pattern of Humoral Rejection in Cardiac Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 84(4), 498-503, 2007 August 27.
  • BA. Fallon, JG. Keilp, KM. Corbera, E. Petkova, CB. Britton, E. Dwyer, I. Slavov, J. Cheng, J. Dobkin, D. Nelson, HA. Sackeim. A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Repeated IV Antibiotic Therapy for Lyme Encephalopathy. Neurology. 70(13):992-1003, 2008 Mar 25.
  • JR. Berman, D. Lazaro, T. Fields, A. Bass, E. Weinstein, C. Putterman, E. Dwyer, S. Krasnokutsky, S. Paget, MH. Pillinger, The New York City Rheumatology Objective Structured Clinical Examination: five-year data demonstrates its validity, usefulness as a unique rating tool, objectivity, and sensitivity to change. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 61(12):1686-1693, 2009 Dec 15.

Case Reports

  • J. Classen, E. Dwyer, S. Maybaum, MS. Elkind, Rheumatoid leptomeningitis after heart transplantation. Neurology, 66(6):948-949, 2006 Mar 28.
  • JM. Lasker, CJ. Fong, DT. Ginat, E. Dwyer, AH. Hielscher, Dynamic optical imaging of vascular and metabolic reactivity in rheumatoid joints. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 12(5):052001, 2007 Sep-Oct.

Reviews, Chapters and Editorials

  • R. Winchester, PK. Gregersen, P. Merryman, E. Dwyer and S. Lee, Hypotheses on the molecular basis of susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis. Scand J Rheumatol, 76:9-16, 1988.
  • M. Kalil, S. Ward, D. Tyan, H. Coppin, L. Satz, L. Degos, and E. Dwyer: Final Workshop Report: HLA class I RFLP. In: Immunobiology of HLA, Volume I, Histocompatibility Testing 1987, B. Dupont, ed., Springer-Verlag, New York, 877-881, 1989.
  • R. Winchester, E. Dwyer, S. Itescu, LJ. Brancato and G. Solomon: Immune recognition events in rheumatic disease mediated by polymorphic MHC molecules. In: The Second Swiss Seminar in Advanced Rheumatology, Bad Ragaz, 1989, 28th Ed., Hasler F, ed. Ciba-Geigy, Bad Ragaz, 1990.
  • R. Winchester and E. Dwyer: MHC and autoimmune diseases. In: Molecular Immunology of Self Reactivity, C.A. Bona and A. Kaushik, eds. Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, 1991.
  • E. Dwyer and R. Winchester: The role of T cell antigen recognition and self-tolerance in autoimmunity. In: Autoimmunity and Molecular Biology: A Textbook for Clinicians, E. Brahn, ed., Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1991.
  • R. Winchester, E. Dwyer, and S. Rose: The genetic basis of rheumatoid arthritis. In: Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America: Genetic Factors, G. T. Nepom, ed., W. B. Saunders Company, 1992.
  • E. Dwyer and R. Winchester, The Genetic Basis of Chronic Lyme Disease. In: Lyme Disease, V. Coyle, ed., Mosby Press, 1993.
  • E. Dwyer, and R. Winchester, The role of the trimolecular complex of αß T-cell receptor-MHC+peptide in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis, Int Rev Immunol, 12:271-282, 1995.
  • E. Dwyer and R.G. Lahita. Ribosomal Autoantibodies. In: Autoantibodies, J.B. Peter and Y Shoenfeld, ed., Elsevier, 1996.
  • E. Dwyer, Autoimmune Antigen Presentation Mechanisms. In: Pathogenic Autoimmune Reactions, S. Paul, ed. Humana Press, 1998.
  • E. Dwyer, Nongonococcal Infectious Arthritis. In: eMedicine Journal, R.E. Wolf, ed., eMedicine.com, Inc., 2009.